Day four of our road trip and our last day in Prague. What a beautiful beautiful city it is, just looking up would give us enough to look at, but there is so much more than that!
We started the morning a quarter of an hour late and thought we had missed the beginning of our tour through the Jewish quarter, but then we saw them only five minutes in and we were allowed to join them anyway. There was a really nice man who told us a lot about the whole area and the lives of the Jews since they first arrived until today.
There was a funny story about the clock that went backwards (it was made by a Christian who thought that since Hebrew is read from right to left, clocks probably were too!), there were success stories and there were a lot of very sad stories, from when they first arrived to when they were almost eradicated in WWII.
|The cathedral in the castle grounds! HUMONGOMASSIHUGE!|
After our tour through the Jewish quarter, we made our way to the bus again to go to the castle. Because we were going to have a tour there as well. It was not big. It was not huge. It wasn't even humungohuge. It was absolutely humongomassihuge! There was a big cathedral in the castle grounds and several more churches. There were gardens, big big buildings and so many court yards, I lost count! The king that lived there must have been very very rich!
|One of the guards to the castle|
When we had seen everything, we made our way down the hill again, towards the bridge. Mara asked one of the artists on the bridge whether he would draw a picture of me, but he didn't want to and all the other ones were busy. I would have loved to have a picture of myself, but not from somebody who thought I was silly.
|With Louis de Funès|
Because the weather was so hot and we had paid for it, our last tour of the day was through a wax museum. We saw John Lennon and Elvis and Martina Navratalova (who is Czechoslovakian born), Albert Einstein, Saint Wenceslas and the little mole.
|With the little mole|
And then we bought some souvenirs and went back to the hotel. Mara and Gera have some writing to do because it will be goodbye to this beautiful city and on to Krakow and Poland.